New Traffic Signal System Gives Buses Priority

      March 22, 2019

      If you are one of the thousands of Metrobus riders throughout DC, you will be excited to know that DDOT just added a new way for buses to move through intersections before other traffic. By installing new “bus only” traffic signals, buses will have their own dedicated time to jump ahead of traffic at busy intersections. This means no more getting stuck behind other vehicles that could delay your schedule. ...

      Go Beyond the Blossoms with Circulator

      March 19, 2019

      Washington, DC’s iconic cherry blossoms will soon be in full bloom and with them comes the National Cherry Blossom Festival and all it has to offer. This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival will take place from March 20 to April 14, 2019. In addition to the abundance of festival activities, various restaurants and attractions across the District have partnered with the festival to bring the spirit of the season to the entire city....

      Cherry Blossom Festival: What to Know Before You Go

      March 14, 2019

      Are you ready for one of DC’s largest spectator events? Every year, more than 1.5 million visitors from around the world travel to the District to witness a transformation — the annual blooming of the cherry blossom trees. Gifted to our nation's capital by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo in March 1912, more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees bring an explosion of life to the city and are celebrated with a series of events that are primarily free and open to the public. This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival will take place on March 20 to April 14, 2019 and we're here to provide you with all you should know before you go!...

      Best Spots for Cherry Blossoms

      March 13, 2019

      Here in the District, spring signifies more than just the arrival of warm weather — the season marks the blooming of our world-famous cherry blossom trees, symbolizing the natural beauty of our nation's capital city.  ...

      #BikeInBloom is on the Move!

      March 12, 2019

      #BikeInBloom is back -- and it's gone electric! Yup, you heard us right. Our beloved #BikeInBloom has passed the baton to an e-bike this year. Be on the lookout for this beauty now through April 14, 2019 and you could be a lucky weekly prize winner!...

      Ride Smart with SmarTrip®

      February 05, 2019

      Do you ride the rail or bus? If not, now's the time to start! We encourage you to try transit this winter. Whether you're a rookie or a vet to public transit, we want to make sure you're familiar with all the perks that having a SmarTrip® card provides you with as a local transit rider. A SmarTrip® card is a durable, plastic, rechargeable farecard used to pay Metrorail and local bus system fares... and it's pretty "smart" because it keeps track of the value on the card!...

      Overcoming the First Mile, Last Mile in DC

      November 07, 2018

      FMLM may sound like a confusing medical term, but in the world of public transportation, it stands for “First Mile/Last Mile.” Getting to/from the primary mode of travel is a prevalent challenge that nearly all cities face while trying to plan for, and increase, the use of public transit. It can be a huge hurdle and is often what prevents people from using public transportation to begin with. First Mile, Last Mile refers to the commute distance from a person’s home (or starting point) to the transportation site and following the commute from said location to their final destination. For example, someone commuting into the District from Reston who wants to ride the Metro needs to get to the station from their house, ideally without driving alone in a car, and there’s oftentimes no perfect solution....

      Orange, Blue & Silver Line Disruptions

      August 08, 2018

      Beginning August 11 through August 29th, WMATA will be performing scheduled maintenance work along the Orange, Blue, and Silver lines resulting in reduced service to all stations on those lines. Due to single tracking, Orange and Silver line trains will operate every 20 minutes, including during your morning and afternoon commutes. The Blue line will only operate between Franconia-Springfield and Arlington Cemetery, with trains operating every 16 minutes during rush hour periods....

      Transportation Guide to Audi Field

      July 12, 2018

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      It's National Bike Month!

      May 14, 2018

      May is National Bike Month. Why not get outside and enjoy Washington, DC on two wheels? A simple way to start is by commuting to work on your bike or exploring new trails on the weekend. If you want to get the whole family involved, try biking to school with your children or encourage them to bike to school with their friends. Bicycling to school keeps kids active and helps them form healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Plus, it will get them energized for a fun day of school! Here are some other ways to celebrate National Bike Month: National Bike Challenge 2018: Take your biking experience to the next level by participating in Love to Ride's National Bike Challenge.  Registration is FREE, so tell your friends and colleagues to join you for a fun, friendly challenge from May through September. Rally your team and ride! Bike to Work Day 2018: Register for Bike to Work Day on May 18 - the first 20,000 registrants will receive a free t-shirt. Be sure to stop by goDCgo's pit stop in Anacostia!  DC Bike Ride 2018: DC Bike Ride is the only day you can adventure around DC by bike with no cars. Register for this exciting event on May 19.  Take a WABA cycling class: Are you new to cycling? The Washington Area Bicyclists Association offers cycling classes for bikers of all levels. Whether you're a seasoned cycler or just starting out, WABA has a class for you. ...

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